Nate Diaz and Daniel Cormier’s relationship took a turn for the worse after the former UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion was forced to respond following the Stockton native’s tweet telling Cormier to respect the “OG”, aka the original mobster.
“DC” has received a lot of backlash lately from current and former UFC fighters, and more and more competitors are speaking out publicly in a negative light towards him. The fighter-turned-commentator has come under fire for his views on certain athletes and he appears to have reached a boiling point with the TUF 5 Winner.
Diaz posted the tweet below and even called Cormier a “fat motherfucker.”
During the Twitter exchange, Nate Diaz shot Daniel Cormier, forcing the Hall of Famer to defend himself, which he professionally chose to do:
While it’s not entirely clear why sparks flew between the two, Diaz was potentially upset by Cormier’s comments after UFC 279 and his dismissive nature of the 37-year-old’s skill on the inside. of the octagon.
The wrestler insisted that Khamzat Chimaev would have mutilated Nate if the fight had taken place on September 10. Although the Olympian was mostly negative towards welterweight, he eventually admitted that the UFC would be a bit worse off without him on the roster, saying:
“Nate Diaz can do whatever he wants, star power, but Nate Diaz not fighting Khamzat was a godsend. Like, that’s literally the best case scenario for him…I’m watching what happened on last weekend for Nate Diaz as the best case scenario… I’m going to sit here and say this without a shadow of a doubt, he was going to lose to Khamzat Chimaev, and he was going to lose badly. fire the guy, he just doesn’t have the skills to stop the guy from doing what he’s doing.”
Check out what Cormier said to potentially spark a back-and-forth with Diaz in the video below:
What’s next for Nate Diaz?
According to Daniel Cormier, Diaz will be looking to work for his upcoming combat sports promotion Real Fight Inc., but what other options are available to him?
The 170-pounder is one of the most popular competitors in mixed martial arts and would likely be welcome almost anywhere in the world with a number of places still possible for him.
Diaz vs. Jake Paul is most definitely in the works, but a move to another MMA promotion or a venture into the world of competitive jiu-jtisu could also be on the horizon for the star.